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No extra cash for Brighton.

BRIGHTON have revealed they will not receive any further money from Villa following Gareth Barry's move to Manchester City.

A tribunal in 1998 ruled that they would receive a downpayment of pounds 500,000, plus further add-ons, including 15 per cent of the portion of any future transfer fee, over and above the amount already paid, if Barry was sold.

Brighton waived this some years later in return for a lump-sum settlement with Villa, which took the deal above pounds 1 million.

Club spokesman Martin Perry said: "At the time we were fighting for the stadium and the club's future, and opted for a cash settlement with Aston Villa. The funds were very much needed and provided a vital cash injection.

It was the correct decision at the time."
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Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:Jun 3, 2009
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